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Cowboys & Angels (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 July 2004 (Ireland)
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The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out... See full summary »

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David Gleeson

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David Gleeson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Legge ... Shane Butler
Allen Leech ... Vincent Cusack (as Alan Leech)
Amy Shiels ... Gemma
David Murray ... Keith
Frank Kelly ... Jerry
Colm Coogan Colm Coogan ... Budgie
Sean Power ... Frankie
Alvaro Lucchesi Alvaro Lucchesi ... Bunny
Frank Coughlan Frank Coughlan ... Richard Walsh
Nigel Mercier ... Inspector
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Barry Jennifer Barry ... Estate Agent
Jason Cahill Jason Cahill ... Bouncer
Padraig Campbell Padraig Campbell ... Detective Black
Louise Carey Louise Carey ... Girl in Street
Michael Carney Michael Carney ... Gardai
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The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out to explore the difficulties for young people in keeping their identities in a fast moving culture of drugs and clubs. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Ireland | Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Amici per la vita See more »

Filming Locations:

County Limerick, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Writer/director David Gleeson had worked in the Department of Agriculture office where the scenes in the movie were filmed. Some of the extras are the people with whom he used to work. See more »

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When they are behind bars, Vincent told Shane that he can't believe that he was caught by the police because of a joint smoking. He said that it was his first time to smoke a joint and that he even don't smoke, where in their first meet up with Shane while telling the story of his trip to France in 1997 he was smoking and you can see that he was kind a pro with it. See more »

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Jerry: If I'd a pound for every pint I pissed into the Shannon I'd have retired years ago.
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Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

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Makers of Headrush, take note!
12 January 2004 | by cantwell4See all my reviews

Now here's the right way to do a drama/comedy involving Ireland's drug scene. (Makers of Headrush, take note!) Shane is so young and fresh-faced that we instinctively want to take him on our lap and give him a big hug--even though he's 20. His mother gives him a religious medallion and frets as he moves into a flat in the middle of Limerick. And she's right to. Shane is a lost soul looking for something and/or someone to belong to. His flatmate Vincent, on the other hand, is très cool and seems to have everything under control. We think we know where things are heading, but not everything happens quite exactly the way we expect. Being a movie, things move in a clear arc and do end very tidily, but still this film gets at some real truths about what life is like for young Irish men these days. What seems strange for an Irish movie is its sense of optimism and its celebration of people finding themselves. Shane is played by Michael Legge, whose previous experience playing a Limerick character was as one of three actors to play the young Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. Here he makes a very convincing transformation from insecure youth to newly found self-confidence. Allen Leech is likewise convincing as Vincent, who does a queer-eye-for-the-straight-guy number on Shane. Also on hand are David Murray, playing a more menacing version of his character in Flick, and Frank Kelly, managing to erase his "Father Jack" image as Shane's co-worker who symbolizes the dead end of a safe path through life.


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